Pizza is one of the most popular food options in the U.S. Millions of Americans eat it at least once a week. An emerging franchise to consider is Sam & Louie's. The Nebraska-based brand was established in 1994 and began offering franchising opportunities in 2000. Since then, the pizza franchise has grown to locations across Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Colorado and Texas. Sam & Louie’s franchisees benefit from flexible location options that are well suited for many locations, both small towns and large cities, and can be located within a strip center, free standing building or other available, leasable space. The franchisor works with candidates in selecting a mutually approved site. Independent restaurant owners can convert their existing business into a Sam and Louie's location. The idea candidate is passionate about customer service, being their own boss and delivering a great customer experience. In terms of the initial investment, it ranges between $312,800 to $448,300, which includes a one-time initial franchise fee of $25,000. To incentivize veteran ownership, military personal are given 50% off the franchise fee.
A typical location occupies approximately 2,000 to 3,500 square feet of floor space. To the benefit of franchise owners, there are no costly or complicated interior decorations required. Opening a unit is a simple and quick process as compared with many other businesses out there. If a candidate is converting a different concept or purchase or lease a space that was previously a restaurant, the buildout costs can be significantly less. SInce you'll be provided with great support and training, you don't need a lot of experience.